This & That: Drinky Drink

…if you hit the martinis a little hard last night, then start your mantras and try this toxin-wringing seated twist…

The idea here is that twisting poses squeeze the organs so that they expel old blood, and allow oxygenated blood to take its place – so twisting can wring out toxins from your body, including some of that day-after-martini feeling.

First image via Design*Sponge. Second image of seated twist from Kora Organics.

On Benders and Balance

While the benders I’ve experienced in recent years are mild compared to the “Winning!” variety – mostly binging on rice cakes and watching too much TV on the internet – I do think it’s natural for the pendulum to swing in extremes. And sometimes we forget how poorly that extra drink (or serving of cheese or gluten or Real Housewives or heroin) serves us until we wake up the next day with head stuffed with spikey cotton.

Well + Good NYC asks the question: If we don’t know what it feels like to be down, can we truly appreciate the accomplishment of up?

Four experts weigh in, and the prevailing wisdom seems to be: Benders are Bad! Love Yourself and Pay Attention!

What do you think? Are benders a part of balance?

Read the whole article.